Employers in the skilled trades have a particular obligation to pay attention to occupational health and safety. But, how do you know if your workplace is safe enough, according to current government standards? The easiest way to find out is to request to join OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. Read more
Contracting companies who manufacture, transport, distribute and/or use hazardous chemicals have a responsibility to inform and protect their workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard officially establishes a worker’s right to know about the chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. Read more
On May 11, OSHA began enforcing a new beryllium standard in the workplace that the government estimates could save the lives of 94 workers annually. Read more
Do you know about the recent OSHA recordkeeping rule on serious illness and injury reporting? If not, you are not the only one.
At the end of last year, OSHA expected the electronic filing of 350,000 annual injury and illness log summaries, but the government agency fell 200,000 worksites short of their goal. OSHA now has until June 15 to inspect locations for violations of the electronic reporting rule. Those not in compliance could receive citations that carry penalties of up to $12,934. Read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently pledged to renew its partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to help build a safer, healthier work environment for female construction workers. Together, they will continue to provide women with information, guidance and access to training resources. Read more